Articles | Volume 24, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 4441–4461, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4441-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 4441–4461, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4441-2020

Research article 15 Sep 2020

Research article | 15 Sep 2020

Assessing the degree of detail of temperature-based snow routines for runoff modelling in mountainous areas in central Europe

Marc Girons Lopez et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (07 May 2020) by Elena Toth
AR by Marc Girons Lopez on behalf of the Authors (11 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Jun 2020) by Elena Toth
RR by María José Polo (25 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Jul 2020) by Elena Toth
AR by Marc Girons Lopez on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Snow processes are crucial for runoff in mountainous areas, but their complexity makes water management difficult. Temperature models are widely used as they are simple and do not require much data, but not much thought is usually given to which model to use, which may lead to bad predictions. We studied the impact of many model alternatives and found that a more complex model does not necessarily perform better. Finding which processes are most important in each area is a much better strategy.